Question Is this a good first custom built gaming pc?

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I'm looking to build a pc and this is what I've chosen myself, my budget is around £2000 (This comes to roughly £2100), its going to be for gaming/streaming.

Is this a good enough build/worth the price or what would you recommend/change? (Computer is built with pcspecialist)

Case
THERMALTAKE V200 2.0 TEMPERED GLASS RGB EDITION GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)

Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B550-F GAMING (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready

Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
10GB ASUS ROG STRIX GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP (Pre-Order Only)

1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE IRONWOLF PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE

1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)

Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Processor Cooling
Corsair H60 2018 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)

Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
 

Sohom

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yes, its a very good setup, Also when u r spending so much , dont get that wireless adapter, get the netgear A7000 usb wifi adapter... And also u can go for a good air cooler instead of that corsair h60 such as the noctua series... As the new architecture for gaming is going more towards faster storage drives, so spending a little and getting a 1 TB ssd m.2 nvme drive will be a better option and no need for that costly seagate hdd, just get a regular 1 tb hdd for storage...
 

Darkbreeze

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Personally, I'd recommend dropping the 4x 8GB kit and getting a 2x 16GB if you REALLY think you need 32GB. 16GB is sufficient for MOST gaming systems regardless of what games they are running. A 2x 16GB (Or 2x 8GB) kit is going to be less stressful on the internal memory controller, will be much more likely to run at it's full speed and probably less expensive as well especially if you go with a 16GB kit. If you NEED 32GB, then by all means, get 32GB, but for MOST users 32GB is never going to be used unless they are running high end professional applications or virtual machines.

The rest of it seems fine. If you are building this yourself I'd be sure to first check the model of the memory kit against the memory manufacturers validation list, which is the G.Skill memory configurator, Corsair memory finder or Crucial memory advisor (Other memory manufacturers don't have similar validation tools) in order to make SURE that the memory kit is fully compatible with THAT specific motherboard.

Also, unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary that you connect via WiFi because of where the system is, you would be wise to try and figure out a way to connect via ethernet, which is always going to be faster and more stable. For now at least, that could change at some point down the road, but it's unlikely.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NbQZXb

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (£439.98 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£74.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£149.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£158.94 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.09 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB TUF GAMING Video Card (£813.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case (£71.16 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£160.99 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £1966.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-18 22:32 GMT+0000

If u really need wifi, better go with a table top adapter:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fBCD4D/netgear-nighthawk-ac1900-a7000-10000s-usb-30-80211abgnac-wi-fi-adapter-a7000-10000s
 

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